19 April 2014

Totally Gorjuss - Die Cuts

Hello friends

Thank you for popping by to see what I have created for the Totally Gorjuss challenge.  This week we ask that you use Die Cuts on your creations.


Recipe for this creation
Image:  A freebie stamp called FLORENCE from Crafter's Companion when I purchased the Papercraft Essentials magazine. I just cut off her wings, as she is a very large stamp. 
Paper: Blue cardstock for the border, layering a beautiful pink patterned paper on top. Love this 6x6 paper pack from W&M range of papers.
Sentiment:  Freebie from Pinterest.  
Fence Die:  Magnolia.  I love this fence, but use it far too seldom.
Marshmellow Cloud Die: From Memory Box Co. Style No. 98344. This goes through the cuttlebug just beautifully.
Pearls:  From my stash

Please do visit the rest of the Gorjusettes to see what they have created for your inspiration.


Warm wishes


14 April 2014

Taking a Break...

Hi Everyone
 
It is with a heavy heart that I need to inform you that I will be taking a break from posting regularly on my blog.
 
Thanks so very much to those who have faithfully popped around to view my creations for the past 5 years that I have been in blogland.  I really appreciate your visits and have loved reading your comments.
 
I have been commissioned to make cards for a local Florist, which I am excited about and my last few posts have given you a taste of what I am creating for the store. I don't know whether this will be a standing arrangement or not, as it is still early days and I am not sure how well the cards will sell.  But... I would like to focus my attention on this right now.  As you know, I work fulltime and only have my evenings free to craft and relax. 
 
I may even take this time to start entering a few challenges, who knows?
 
Almost a year ago my daughter bought me one of  Becky Higgins Project Life card collections and my intention was to start journalling our photographs.  Sadly, nothing has happened thus far and I need to give this my attention too.
I may start another blog in the not too distant future, but for now I just want to browse around, gather my thoughts and tackle what I need to before I even go there again.

Thanks to the awesome crafters out there who have WOW-ed me with their creations. You are all so talented and it has been a privilege getting to know you all through this hobby of ours.  Thanks for the friendship too. 

Please keep in touch via my blog, email or FB.

Take care


06 April 2014

My final Mother's Day card..

Hi Everyone

I am back again with my last card in the order for Mother's Day cards... I just love this colour combination of purple/lilac and orange and will definitely be using it again on some of my cards.

The striped paper is gorgeous and is from Dovecraft's Back to Basics III 6x6 range of papers.
The image is from Lily of the Valley's Wild Flowers Art Pad and last but not least, the lovely sentiment is a freebie from Annette's range of freebie sentiments.  I think this one is so classic, don't you ? Thanks  so much for sharing these, Annette!

A peek at the inside.  The gingham paper was purchased from Paola.

That is all in the range of Mother's Day cards.  Now to tackle some more Happy Birthday, Baby and Sympathy cards.  As you can see, my evenings are going to be pretty busy now.  

Thanks for popping by once again.

Warm wishes

Mother's Day cards...

I am still making Mother's Day cards for an order and would like to share my recent creations with you all. Once again I a using a variety of Art Pads from Lily of the Valley.  These are all from the Party & Cake set of pads.  They are so versatile and pretty. Papers and embellishments from my stash.

I would like to thank Hannelie (Desert Diva blog) for sharing the lovely sentiments with me, which she acquired from Pinterest.







Thanks for popping by and if you'd like to leave a comment that would be great!

Warm wishes from a very HOT Cape Town.  The weather is going to continue until at least Wednesday and here I thought Autumn was on its way.  Summer clearly kicking her heels in and not prepared to leave quietly...lol



05 April 2014

Totally Gorjuss (DT) - White On White

Hello friends

It's a WHITE on WHITE challenge over at Totally Gorjuss this week.  My first, so be kind will you !

Here's my card for your inspiration.

Very simple card. Can't say I am that enthralled with it, the white on white.  Looks nice when other people make them.


Our sponsor for this challenge is the Ribbon Girl.  Do visit their online store for all your crafty products.

Do visit the other Gorjusettes to see what they have created for your inspiration.

Thanks for popping around once again, I so enjoy your visits.

hugs



02 April 2014

Mother's Day Cards

Good evening

I have been crafting up a storm and have been enjoying it so much!  Here are a few more cards to add to my growing supply of Mother's Day cards.  We celebrate this day in May in South Africa.

Recipe for this creation
Image:  Pre-coloured Art Pad from Lily of the Valley called Party & Cake
Paper: Red and Black cardstock for the border, layering a beautiful polka dot patterned paper on top
Sentiment:  One of Annette's freebie sentiments.  Do pop around to see what others she has for you.
Border:  Martha Stewart's Vintage Doily punch (again)
Pearls and Ribbon:  From my stash

I will be entering this card into this challenge:
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes challenge (LOTV are sponsors, so these cards are perfect)


I have decorated the inside too. 

Recipe for this creation
Image:  Pre-coloured Art Pad from Lily of the Valley called Wild Flowers. I think this one is my favourite of all the images
Paper:  Pink cardstock for the border, layering a soft pink patterned paper on top
Sentiment:  One of Annette's freebie sentiments
Border:  Martha Stewart's Vintage Doily punch
Vintage Birdcage Die: Poppy Stamps, purchased from Dies To Die For
Pearls and Ribbon:  From my stash

Another peek at the inside


 
That's it from me folks.  Thank you for popping by and leaving a comment. I really appreciate you doing so.

Warm wishes on a cool Autumn evening


31 March 2014

More cards to share...

I received an order for 10 Mother's Day cards today, which we celebrate in May in South Africa. Thought I would share 2 which I made this evening with you all.


Recipe for this creation
Image:  Pre-coloured Art Pad from Lily of the Valley called Wild Flowers
Paper:  Purple cardstock for the border, layering a soft pink patterned paper on top
Sentiment:  One of Annette's freebie sentiments.  Do pop around to see what others she has for you.
Border:  Martha Stewart's Vintage Doily punch
Leaf Punch: Martha Stewart's Frond
Pearls and Ribbon:  From my stash

Recipe for this creation
Image:  Pre-coloured Art Pad from Lily of the Valley called Wild Flowers
Paper:  Orange cardstock for the border, layering a soft lemon and pink patterned paper on top
Sentiment:  One of Annette's freebie sentiments.  Do pop around to see what others she has for you.
Border:  Martha Stewart's Vintage Doily punch
Ribbon and Doily:  From my stash
Purple Button Heart:  Was a gift from Jacque


Thanks to the faithful who still pop around.  Your comments are most welcome.  

Warm wishes

30 March 2014

Crafting up a Storm...

Hello friends

Hope your Sunday has been as enjoyable as ours.  Kendall is busy studying for a Notary examination, so I decided to make some more cards this afternoon.  Thought I would just share 2 of them with you.  I had such FUN making them.  I did a bit of online shopping for a friend and myself and we can't wait for our new Art Pads to arrive from Lily of the Valley.  Hou duim vas Cariena dat dit nie te lank neem om hier by my uit te kom nie :)


Recipe for this creation
Image:  Pre-coloured Art Pad from Lily of the Valley called Wild Flowers
Paper:  Lilac cardstock for the border, layering a variety of patterned paper on top, divided by a gorgeous lilac dotted ribbon 
Sentiment:  Also one from Lily of the Valley's range of sentiments.
Border:  Martha Stewart's Vintage Doily punch - my absolute fave as you have probably noticed :)
Pearls:  From my stash, purchased from my friend Paola

This is a side view.  As you can see I have decorated the inside as well.



Recipe for this creation
Image:  Pre-coloured Art Pad from Lily of the Valley called Jack, Patch and Puss (Set 2)
Paper:  Brown cardstock for the border, layering gorgeous lilac patterned polka dot paper on top, divided by a gorgeous lilac dotted ribbon 
Sentiment:  Also one from Lily of the Valley's range of sentiments.
Border:  Martha Stewart's Vintage Doily punch 
Card Candy:  From my stash.  These come in so handy.

A side view so that you can see the inside as well.


And then another angle, just for FUN!  The sentiments I find a bit large.  Wish they would come a bit smaller as they seem to overpower the card.


Recipe for this creation
Image:  Pre-coloured Art Pad from Lily of the Valley called Wild Flowers
Paper:  Brown cardstock for the border, layering a variety of patterned paper on top, divided by a gorgeous pale green lace 
Sentiment:  Also one from Lily of the Valley's range of sentiments.
Border:  Martha Stewart's Vintage Doily punch 
Pearls:  From my stash, purchased from my friend Paola



This is how I've been spending my Sunday afternoon.  A lot more cards to make, so cheerio for now !

Take care, warm wishes